1. Tipsy Australian ‘repels’ crocodile
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-20 at 14:38:55

    An Australian hunter says he fought off a crocodile by poking the reptile in the eye, admitting he was tipsy during the attack.

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    100 twitter shares, 7440 retweets and 3 favorites
    152 shares and 101 likes on Facebook
    6 Google+ Shares

  2. Jacqui Lambie desecrated memory of Afghanistan hero, photographer says
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-20 at 09:54:26

    Canadian photographer furious Palmer United party senator used her photo of Afghanistans first female police officer in anti-burqa social media post Continue reading…

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    80 twitter shares, 678 retweets and 39 favorites
    1086 shares and 2842 likes on Facebook
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  3. About 60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey from Islamic State advance
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-21 at 00:46:21

    By Daren Butler SURUC Turkey (Reuters) – About 60,000 Syrian Kurds fled into Turkey in the space of 24 hours, a deputy prime minister said on Saturday, as Islamic State militants seized dozens of villages close to the border. Turkey opened a stretch of th…

    4525 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 3873 retweets and 37 favorites
    432 shares and 79 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  4. Texas court upholds right to take ‘upskirt’ pictures
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-20 at 02:13:21

    Judges strike down part of statute, saying inherently expressive medium of photography is part of right to free speech Continue reading…

    3968 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 1332 retweets and 48 favorites
    1395 shares and 1052 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares, 11 plus ones and 2 reshares
    10 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  5. Man Who Jumped White House Fence Had Knife; Secret Service Steps Up Security
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-21 at 02:31:15

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended, officials said Saturday.

    President Barack…

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    100 twitter shares, 61 retweets and 3 favorites
    557 shares and 2450 likes on Facebook
    9 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  6. Russian jets intercepted off Alaska
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-20 at 05:10:33

    Six Russian fighter jets are intercepted by American and Canadian planes off the coast of Alaska on Wednesday, US defence officials confirm.

    2479 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 273 retweets and 13 favorites
    1072 shares and 990 likes on Facebook
    15 Google+ Shares, 5 plus ones and 2 reshares
    7 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  7. Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-21 at 08:46:43

    Health workers burying Ebola victims come under attack on second day of national curfew to stop spread of disease.

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    101 twitter shares, 1860 retweets and 9 favorites
    133 shares and 188 likes on Facebook
    3 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  8. Polygamist women dressed ‘like ninjas’ attack home of witness in Utah sex assault case
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-20 at 23:25:14

    Police say two women in West Jordan, aged 18 and 22, violently attacked one of the adult males in the house and are now in custody Continue reading…

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    100 twitter shares, 725 retweets and 26 favorites
    546 shares and 754 likes on Facebook
    10 Google+ Shares, 24 plus ones and 5 reshares

  9. Turkey secures release of hostages held by Islamic State
    Published by Reuters on 2014-09-20 at 19:41:24

    ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish intelligence agents brought 46 hostages seized by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq back to Turkey on Saturday after more than three months in captivity, in what President Tayyip Erdogan described as a covert rescue opera…

    2120 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1887 retweets and 23 favorites
    75 shares and 27 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    6 shares on LinkedIn

  10. Turkey Obtains Release of Hostages Held in Iraq
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-21 at 05:37:25

    Forty-nine hostages held by Islamic State militants were returned to Turkey on Saturday after what Turkey said was a covert operation led by its intelligence agency.

    1951 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 157 retweets and 76 favorites
    555 shares and 1024 likes on Facebook
    14 Google+ Shares and 4 plus ones
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  11. Man with knife breaks into White House
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-21 at 08:43:26

    US secret service reviews procedures after intruder manages to enter mansion in one of biggest security lapses in years.

    1829 Shares
    101 twitter shares, 1443 retweets and 8 favorites
    95 shares and 181 likes on Facebook
    1 shares on LinkedIn

  12. 66,000 Syrians ‘flee to Turkey’
    Published by BBC on 2014-09-21 at 03:51:45

    Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as the UN warns hundreds of thousands more may flee an Islamic State advance.

    1819 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 484 retweets and 25 favorites
    710 shares and 440 likes on Facebook
    18 Google+ Shares, 4 plus ones and 1 reshares
    33 shares on LinkedIn
    1 views on StumbleUpon

  13. Chinese Tourists Find a Movable Feast Best Left Behind
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-20 at 20:55:37

    The French capital is the No. 1 destination in Europe for Chinese tourists, but many have unrealistic expectations of the city.

    1654 Shares
    555 shares and 1087 likes on Facebook
    4 Google+ Shares
    8 shares on LinkedIn

  14. U.S. Suspects More Direct Threats Beyond ISIS
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-21 at 02:09:45

    A Syrian group led by a former member of Osama bin Laden’s inner circle is seen as more dangerous than the Islamic State for its potential to launch terror attacks.

    1606 Shares
    102 twitter shares, 1088 retweets and 91 favorites
    185 shares and 128 likes on Facebook
    1 Google+ Shares
    11 shares on LinkedIn

  15. Hezbollah checkpoint hit by suicide attack
    Published by AlJazeera on 2014-09-21 at 03:49:06

    Three Hezbollah fighters reportedly killed in attack near village of Khreibeh in Bekaa Valley.

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    102 twitter shares, 1346 retweets and 39 favorites
    34 shares and 7 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares

  16. Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger
    Published by Yahoo News on 2014-09-21 at 06:42:40

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world’s most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo.

    1526 Shares
    98 twitter shares, 262 retweets and 9 favorites
    289 shares and 865 likes on Facebook
    3 shares on LinkedIn

  17. Ryan Murphy Is Worried ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ May Be Too Scary
    Published by Huffington Post on 2014-09-21 at 02:25:50

    Ryan Murphy is worried. He’s really worried that you’re going to get scared, and that your heart will possibly stop beating when you meet Twisty the Clown on the next season of "American Horror Story." And now we’re really worried too …

    In a …

    1520 Shares
    33 twitter shares, 1 retweets and 10 favorites
    491 shares and 981 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    2 shares on LinkedIn

  18. New Zealand election: National party’s John Key claims victory as it happened
    Published by The Guardian on 2014-09-20 at 17:48:58

    New Zealands prime minister, John Key, secures a crushing victory, following the most surprising election campaign in recent memory Continue reading…

    1461 Shares
    100 twitter shares, 109 retweets and 20 favorites
    98 shares and 121 likes on Facebook
    11 Google+ Shares, 780 plus ones and 222 reshares

  19. Pope Names Prelate With Inclusive Views as Chicago Archbishop
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-21 at 01:03:21

    Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Spokane, Wash., has been chairman of the bishops’ committee responding to the sexual abuse crisis, and has been unusually forthright in criticizing the church’s record on abuse.

    1416 Shares
    391 shares and 1004 likes on Facebook
    2 Google+ Shares
    19 shares on LinkedIn

  20. Push for New Pact on Climate Change Is Plagued by Old Divide of Wealth
    Published by The New York times on 2014-09-21 at 01:25:24

    At a United Nations gathering on Tuesday, leaders will face a divide between the rich countries responsible for extensive carbon emissions and the poor countries that stand to suffer most as a result.

    1341 Shares
    103 twitter shares, 577 retweets and 38 favorites
    192 shares and 417 likes on Facebook
    14 shares on LinkedIn

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